San Francisco's Best Hotels Located near Candlestick Park

Although Candlestick Park is no longer the home of the 49ers (who move to their new, billion dollar digs in Santa Clara in the Fall of 2014), and the Giants haven't played there since 1999, it's actually a great time to stay near this historic San Francisco stadium.

If you want to get a tear out of a local 49er fan's eye, ask them for their favorite Candlestick Park memory. Unlike sunny southern California stadiums, Candlestick is perched where the Pacific runs cold and deep. If it isn't foggy at the Stick, it's windy -  and, most times, it's both.

Especially in the summer months of baseball, when the hot inland area of California sucks all that cold fog off the Pacific just like the icy air that billows out of refrigerators on a sizzling summer day. Candlestick Park in July is the clearest reasoning behind Mark Twain's famous phrase: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

Weather aside, any place that survived a bracing 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 1989 and also hosted the Beatles last live performance deserves a fine send-off. And that's just what San Francisco has planned, from Sir Paul McCartney returning for a concert in August to Joe Montana and Dan Marino recreating their Superbowl duel in a friendly flag football game. With other events still being planned, there are plenty of reasons to make your upcoming San Francisco stay within a Hail Mary's pass of this classic venue.

Searching for hotels near the San Francisco airport often calls to mind chain hotels with nondescript accommodations. Not so at the Inn at Oyster Point, a charming Cape Cod-style hotel minutes from the airport and overlooking the bay. A host of...  Read More

Residence Inn is a division of Marriott. If you've stayed at a Marriott before and enjoy the service, you should expect the same standard at this location. a Complimentary evening social adds a nice California touch. Clean and modern rooms,...  Read More

From the warm cookie that every hotel guest receives upon arrival, to their "CARE" (Create a Rewarding Experience") program, the Doubletree Hotel SFO does everything it can to be not just another airport hotel. This chain really pushes the...  Read More

Self-described to have "the easy elegance of Paris and the eclectic style of San Francisco," this "magical inn" does a good job of redefining what an "airport hotel" can be. This hotel offers all the usual amenities (continental breakfast from...  Read More

Conveniently located just five miles south of San Francisco, the Bridge Point Inn in Daly City symbolizes what most of the hotels near the Cow Palace have to offer: no-fuss, down-to-earth accommodations for those business and vacation travelers...  Read More

If you want a taste of old San Francisco - but with all the modern amenities - book a room at Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The grand style the hotel lobby and public areas continues into the guestrooms and suites, which feature a combination of...  Read More

Built in 1980, this inn is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and sits just 15 miles from the airport. Classic, comfortable guest rooms all carry the same theme but offer different color schemes. Located in one of the premier...  Read More

Harry Handlery, the founder of the Handlery Union Square Hotel in 1928, said it best when ti comes to why this hotel stands out among the rest: "To have every guest not question why they stayed here, but to question why they didn't stay here...  Read More

Billing itself "The Spirit of Italy in Union Square," the Villa Florence is a great choice for those who want to stay near Union Square. A boutique hotel with a lovely mix of European flair and dynamic urban energy, Villa Florence offers...  Read More

The Westin St. Francis has incredible San Francisco history and is one of those luxury hotels that will take care of anyone, no matter how young or old. And with a recent renovation, the classic traditional look of the Westin has been kept but...  Read More


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